Even this does not quite break him, and he is willing to toe the line in the throws of this sadness. Your short attention span does not invalidate his post. Not even joking. Parasite is the first foreign language film to win Best Picture, and has won the first ever Oscars for South Korea, a country with a vibrant cinema culture that is having an incredible year. I guess the tension in my mind about this final outcome is understanding that Kim snapped- upon reflection the way Kim stumbles and seems disoriented after he commented the stabbing makes his action more believable. I’ve seen all of Joon-Ho Bong’s films and while I’ve never out right hated any of them, I’ve never thought that they were for me. Then the guy in the bunker shows up and I couldn't stop laughing 'cause it seemed like a super villain arriving suddenly in a very silly fashion. We may disagree on some things, but I'm not one to take away someone's opinion, rather I'm trying to understand. What if we disliked it because it's just not our kind of movie? Beautiful and inspiring cinematography. Did I watch the parody of the "Parasites" movie that gets such glorious reviews? Pardon me If I’m not a millennial. Parasite Movie Review: Critics Rating: 4.5 stars, click to give your rating/review,With an insightful and searing exploration of human behavior, ‘Parasite’ is a masterfully crafted fi It’s a conversation starter in ways we only get a few times a year, and further reminder that Bong Joon-ho is one of the best filmmakers working today. 483. Beautifully shot but terrible pacing, acting, scripting, and really seems to care more about shoving class differences down your throat and focusing on shock value over actual storytelling. They didn't like the movie, I disagree. Then, he sees his daughter stabbed in the heart while in the middle of high society. Well I at least enjoyed reading it. I'm a huge fan of Joon-ho Bong's works. I was hoping we would be blessed with 2 consecutive Oscar winners - Green Book and 1917- made to simultaneously entertain and enlighten audiences. No one has been exploited or displaced or underpaid or overworked or put in harms way in search of profit? [+]My_Opinions_Are_Good comment score below threshold-9 points-8 points-7 points 10 months ago (1 child). The second hour, plus, devolves into a repetitive, rude, ignorant, and self-absorbed malfunction of a movie and screenplay. This time it's true. Thanks for the well written write up. While that seems to be what Bong is trying to incite, the main thrust of the movie was just too boring and left me unimpressed. They are both men, they are both people, and in the moment he speaks on honest emotion, doing what you have to for love, he is put in his place. He is told that the money he is being paid means that he is not really allowed to have an opinion, or to analyze a situation. His daughter is to be a prop in celebration of an unruly child, as is he. Post it on /r/TrueFilm. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Beginning with the end, Kim Ki-taek's decision makes perfect sense. Is the fact that they didn't a gamebreaking anti-rich reduction where the wealthy are presented as too vapid to have even been successful? Can't see what everyone is going on about. Parasite left me flat, in spite of trying too hard to capture me. Parasite (2019) Content by Tony Macklin. And now he is at the party, being told to act like a savage native to be killed by a child. I couldn't take it seriously from that point on. The poor family's life sucks, they leech off other people, a lot of people die, and even the ending is one of despair and is a total downer. I left it percolating. Depois que somos apresentados ao personagem que vivia secretamente na mansão o filme no meu ponto de vista desandou de vez, a família parasita sofreu muito menos consequências que a outra que estava sendo sugada(a conclusão do filme é seja um parasita, você vai sofrer menos que ricos burros? save hide report. Defying any strict genre classification, the film … The people who are closest to them in station, living a hard life and struggling to survive, are looked down upon as thoroughly if not more so than they have been. Mark Kermode's film of the week Parasite Parasite review – a gasp-inducing masterpiece Park So-dam, left, and Choi Woo-shik play siblings who become tutors to the rich Park family in Parasite. He saw a bigger picture and decided that the goal was worth the journey. Immediately I got turned off by that realization, which I find to be immensely more boring. That's fair. A poor family of four lives at the end of a dead end in the film “Parasite,” by the Korean director Bong Joon-ho, which wreaks a devastating twist on a dark truth of capitalism. Parasite (Korean: 기생충; RR: Gisaengchung) is a 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Han Jin-won.It stars Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Jang Hye-jin, and Lee Jung-eun, and follows the members of a poor … Other times, this type of film is so lacerating, so numbing in how it withholds redemption or tenderness, that the evil it illustrates seems to offer no exit. Beautiful and inspiring cinematography. She is not so rich as to be comfortable, so she will fight to maintain her status. That said, this movie sucks. The goal is to shock not to create real art. [–]its2ce[S] 7 points8 points9 points 10 months ago (0 children), [–]WhovianForever 11 points12 points13 points 10 months ago (2 children). I am Asian. There's no read to downvote and be rude. South Korean director Bong Joon-ho (“Okja”) says that he always tries to overturn viewer expectations and hopes that his latest film succeeds in this way. You’ve never seen a movie quite like “Parasite.” Dammit. Since its release, Parasite has won the Palme d’Or — the top prize — at the Cannes Film Festival, received incredibly positive reviews, and broke box-office records worldwide. ), pra mim quem mais sofreu as consequências foi o filho de apenas 5 anos que não tinha nada a ver com a história, além disso tive a impressão que muitos momentos só existiram pra matar tempo, como por exemplo o filho desconfiar, entender o código morse e pra que isso serviu PRA NADA, só enrolou e fez gerar expectativas. And the Park family aren't bad guys. Yes, Kim was fed up, and could have blamed Park ultimately for the harm his family endured, but the stabbing seems incompatible with the care he had for his family. The Host and Mother are two of my all time favorite films. They paid for services, and again outside of the therapy received them. It is part of a character arc where a downtrodden man, one who has had quite the past day, finally loses it and crosses the line. :::Alerta de Spoiler::: After 10 minutes I was ready to leave "Parasite" but I can count on one hand how many movies I have walked out on so I decided to stay and find out why word of mouth was being so positive about the film. Still a poor decision, and a cruel act, but one that can be understood. That naivete is real. Tahun ini, tepat 100 tahun perfilman Korea, sutradara Bong Joon-ho berikan hadiah termahal, yaitu Piala Palem Emas alias Palme D’Or Festival Cannes 2019. If you find the movie uninteresting, that's fine. Keep the dishes done and the laundry fresh, drive my car without spilling my coffee or talking too much, teach my daughter English, calm down my son and let him be a creative genius. The story was interesting but not compelling. Check box if your review contains spoilers. Parasite is the most overrated Oscar winner of all time and apparently nobody is allowed to discuss the flaws, plot holes, and very problematic subtext without being harassed. Add in the fact that the part-time job folding pizza boxes was set up by his kids, and I imagine that as their father -- as the senior person who's supposed to be able to provide for his family -- he's pretty damned pissed off. Yes, there are man issues with the hollywood studio system, but leave Boon Joon Ho out of that conversation. So yes, if you look at this moment as though is exists in the 5 seconds before and after it occurs, it might not quite make sense. I'm a huge fan of Joon-ho Bong's works. I didn’t feel like any character was particularly clever and no one had any redeeming qualities. I have heard film critics rave about this movie since the Cannes movie festival in May of 2019.I have to say I was quite disappointed by this film.I thought the first hour was slow and quite average.There was one great 10 minute scene in this I have heard film critics rave about this movie since the Cannes movie festival in May of 2019.I have to say I was quite disappointed by this film… The second hour, plus, devolves into a repetitive, rude, ignorant, and self-absorbed malfunction of a movie and. He spends what is left of the night in a gym with the other displaced people of the slums, trying to comfort himself and trying to make sure that his son's dreams are not shattered by encouraging him not to dream, not to plan for fear of the impending failure. I have heard film critics rave about this movie since the Cannes movie festival in May of 2019.I have to say I was quite disappointed by this film.I thought the first hour was slow and quite average.There was one great 10 minute scene in this movie but after that the film just falls apart.I have to say that Parasite and The Irishman were two critics favorites that I thought were mediocre films. He tries to be positive for his kids, but he's SO close to losing it completely. The first hours of Parasite is a whirlwind of fun, fascinating, and engaging ideas. I didn't review Parasite when it first was released. For leaked info about upcoming movies, twist endings, or anything else spoileresque, please use the following method: Critics Pick Film Review: ‘Parasite’ Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho is on excoriating form in his exceptional pitch-black tragicomedy about social inequality in … Bong Joon Ho brings his work home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale. The tone shift was a bit too much for me. A man steals a thousand dollars from a business and uses it to put a roof over his family's head for another month. He hides with his family after trying to celebrate and dream for a moment, thinking about what life might be like on top of the hill. The assertion that the poor were made out to be too smart and the rich too stupid takes liberties with the facts of the movie, again putting the cart before the horse. I see it as a finger pointed directly at the poverty we allow in society, in particular the poverty we allow for no reason other than it doesn't need to be thought about. I’ve been waiting for the hype train to slow down to watch this movie so I could try to go into it without any expectations. Other than a contrarian view, which in and of itself is good enough reason if that is your viewpoint. At last year's Cannes Film Festival, the director Alejandro González Iñárritu explained how the jury, of which he was chair, came to a unanimous decision on Parasite, which won the Palme d'Or. Movie wasn't that great. Originally published on February 10, 2020 @ tonymacklin.net. Could they have tried to check international references or do some google-fu to really vet their newest employees, yes. As a parting note, that people spoke about it in terms of the liberal hollywood message also bothered me, because the movie is Korean. This globally successful blockbuster proves that the entire world is hungry for a clever critique of social issues, especially surrounding the class … By the end of its brisk two hours and 11 minutes, it will have cycled through black comedy, social satire, suspense, and slapstick. Ben Mendelsohn Joins Shailene Woodley In Serial Killer Thriller ‘Misanthrope’ - Woodley stars as a talented but troubled cop who is recruited by the FBI to help profile and track a murderer. This comment is so unnecessary. The Host and Mother are two of my all time favorite films. Mendelsohn will play the lead cop in the feature. All went to the basement? As far as the Kim's being too smart, I don't think that they were. The tonal shifts in the recent Swing Kids movie worked extremely well, too. The main criticisms I found are that 1. the ending made very little sense, in particular Kim Ki-taek's decision to stab Park Dong-ik, 2. that the class conscious message was tainted because our poor family is not virtuous and our rich family is not irredeemable, and 3. that the characters were poorly constructed, the rich being too naive to actually represent real rich people and the poor being too cunning given their initial seeming incompetence. If I had gone solo, I'd have walked out. I find that opposing views can be illuminating as far as understanding the thought processes of people whoI do not agree with. The Kim's are not some heroic rags to riches story, but a tale of people who tried and failed until they were willing to do anything, including hurting innocent people, just to get to a place where they were no longer starving in a basement apartment. The world is both good and bending to my will, so why try to fix something that isn't broken? Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. I see the immoral actions of the Kim family to be a critique on social divide, but remember that they aren't to good guys. But it isn't out of left field and it wasn't a plot device to say "kill rich people". This is one insult too many, and while overwhelmed by the circumstances and powerless to do much of anything, he expresses his frustration, grief, and self-actualization through violence. How smart are they if they opened the door for Moon-gwang? That said, this movie sucks. In the end, they lost, because of their incompetence. If you look at it in the context of the story, as part of a harsh time for a man who sees his world unraveling, through the eyes of a man who almost saw a plan succeed and is reminded by an act of god that he should not have hope, it makes a lot more sense. Unless of course, twist he somehow hated and resented his family and when he was asking Park if he loved his wife he was really projecting, especially when his wife kept calling him a “cockroach” etc. Lewat film Parasite, Joon-ho berhasil memukau dunia. Just concerned with things that make them seem naive in comparison to people who have to worry about being displaced by heavy rains and sewage floods or how much food will be on the table tonight. Speaking to Parasite's Negative Reviews (SPOILER ALERT). I understand the circumstances leading up to the decision for Kim to stab Park, the most convincing in my mind is the trauma of the flood and losing everything in the midst of being treated as a inhumane cog in Park’s life while essentially being spit on (by the act of Park plugging his nose when he went to get the keys). Arguing with imdb’s user reviews is like arguing with a brick wall. Are we to believe that in Park's business dealings, not one person has been harmed? A review of 'Parasite,' the first foreign-language film to win Best Picture. I wouldn't go that far. His son is almost in the best position, being allowed more humanity than the rest of the family by virtue of being the love interest of a teenage girl (a plot point that gave me pause due to its statutory faux-pas). You'll likely get a better reaction. The Host 2020 brought a year of fantastic movies to the Academy of Motion Pictures, including the film “Parasite.” “Parasite” is a foreign film and the first foreign film to win Best Picture. But a young boy in the midst of a seizure takes precedent, and to the point of all the other tragedies being completely ignored. I am Asian. The synopsis is very vague and so is the film, as nothing happens and everything is blown out of proportion and nothing is explained or makes any sense. I get that it’s railing against the system, but do we really need buckets of blood to say that? Getting past that, I felt like we were supposed to root for the poor family, but I never really wanted them to succeed in what they were doing. [–]Shattered_One 0 points1 point2 points 10 months ago (0 children). This did not push him over the edge. Everyone is just a person, which is an important distinction to make. Everyone is allowed to like or dislike a film for whatever reasons they see fit. Wealthy idiots and people who have leveraged their intelligence into money. I finally was able to watch Parasite and following my viewing, I decided to look into the reviews on IMDB. As far as the criminal hero being abhorrent, if you think the point of the movie was to say "poor people good, rich people bad", I think you've put the cart before the horse. Kim tries to point out the foolishness of the situation and is told that he's getting overtime pay rates, and to shut up. I don’t understand this movie at all. UK Cinema won't screen Wonder Woman 1984 as demand is 'too risky'. Now I fear that the artsy crowd has its "The Artist", "Birdman", and "No Country for Old Men", unwatchable trash that won't rate higher than a test pattern on overnight TV. I was lucky enough to go into this movie blind, and as a result I had no preconceptions about the film discussing class as a premise. With The Great Gatsby Coming into the Public Domain Soon, Now Would be the Perfect Time for Disney to Revive the "Muppet Classic Literature" Series of Films. use the following search parameters to narrow your results: Click 'spoiler' after posting something to give it a spoiler tag! The one negative review of Parasite. Vou ser honesto, até a metade do filme estava me divertindo com a tensão gerada, me parecia uma comédia estranha mas não conseguia parar de ver. And not a stench as a result of being unwashed (as is the case with Geun-se), but because those too poor to afford exclusive private transportation all share the stench of the poor. They are not heroes, and if you believe that for a story to be commentary it should have clearly defined good guys and bad guys and complete moral clarity and never an action to muddy the waters, then we disagree. I have heard film critics rave about this movie since the Cannes movie festival in May of 2019.I have to say I was quite disappointed by this film.I thought the first hour was slow and quite average.There was one great 10 minute scene in this. Even though he previously showed signs of potential violence (like when he yelled at his wife) I thought he’d be more focused on his daughter, son, and wife instead of succumbing to a tunnel vision on Park, a person who he knew a very short while. Park and Kim are not peers, and in that moment Park essentially tells Kim that the employee/employer line is not only strict, but that any sense of solidarity between them cannot exist because he is less than the man who pays him. There are lazy poor people and poor people who work extraordinarily hard. Entonces, yo recomiendo que la vean y saquen sus conclusiones, pero hay tantos cabos sueltos en la película, que es absurda, además la película lleva una línea interesante, a la cual se le da un giro inesperado, muy bueno, pero el hilo inicial se pierde, luego comenzamos a ver un montón de cosas agregadas que tampoco es normal, muy absurdas diría yo. The insult is not one of his actions or decisions, but just his station in life. I will say everything I’ve heard and read has been very positive about the experience of watching it from friends, users and critics alike.